Growing in Grace- Links 5/25

Thinking Theologically About Memorial Day

“With Memorial Day on Monday (in the U.S.) and, no doubt, a number of patriotic services scheduled for this Sunday, I want to offer a few theses on patriotism and the church.”

A Better Version of Noah’s Ark

“The famous (or infamous, depending whom you ask) story of Noah and the flood fills Sunday school classes, kids’ books, and Christian art. The depictions are always the same—a bunch of cute zoo animals on a boat captained by a jolly old man, sun shining overhead, clouds puffier than cotton candy. If you had no backstory, you might think Noah loaded up some exotic animals to tour the Atlantic Ocean.”

One Year Later: Reflections on Life in the Face of Death

“So today, one year after our life completely got turned upside down, I will remember what it was like to think death was coming for my baby and me.”

10 Things You Should Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses

“Here are some ten things that may prove helpful for you to know, especially as they likely will come knocking at your door sometime soon.”

Do You Find Jesus Useful or Beautiful?

“This gospel message never changes. But your response to this message means everything.”

Parents and Perspectives on Multi-Ethnic Marriage

“The royal wedding of an American actress and a British prince last weekend—which I did indeed watch with my daughters—gives occasion to answer a question I am regularly asked: what exactly does the Bible say about interracial marriage?”

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